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James Perch To Leave – Begins Kinnear’s Clear Out

9:09 am, Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 48 Comments

It seems the news that James Perch will be sold to Wigan for around £700K is true, and James could be the first player to leave the club this summer for a fee – and the fee is about what we paid for him three years ago from Nottingham Forest – his home town club.

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James Perch – good service for Newcastle over last two seasons

Danny Simpson has already joined QPR and Steve Harper’s last pay-day at Newcastle after  twenty years at the club was Sunday, and we expect Steve to get linked up with another club soon.

Perch had a tough first year at Newcastle, but he has played 81 times for Newcastle with one goal, and he has been  a popular player at Newcastle, because he always gives his best and can play in many different positions.

But it seems James will be moved out as Gael Bigirimana and Vurnon Anita can be used in Perch’s various positions next season.

Bigirimana is an excellent young defensive midfielder, and he showed how good he is already with 25 appearances for the club last season and one goal.

Vurnon Anita took his first season on Tyneside to settle down, much like James Perch did,  but Vurnon can play in either full back position, and in central midfield, in either the defensive or attacking role. – and we think he’s still going to turn out to be  a great signing for us.

Jame Perch reminded many fans of Aaron Hughes, who Graeme Souness moved out in the summer of 2005 to Aston Villa, because he wasn’t good enough for Newcastle.

But Aaron is still playing first team football at Fulham eight years later, and like Perch, he wasn’t a big star – but he could get the job done, and he’s proved that since he left Newcastle.

It may be a good thing to have a clear-out of players, but we would have kept Perch on Tyneside, because he got the job done for Newcastle.

James will be a great signing for new Wigan manager Owen Coyle, and as we’ve found out, James is an excellent professional and has been a credit to himself and to Newcastle.

But the news is that Newcastle will be in no hurry to accept Wigan’s bid, in the hopes of driving up the price and we expect quite a few clubs to come in for James.

What do you think?

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Tags: Gael Bigirimana · James Perch · Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours · Vurnon Anita

48 responses so far ↓

  • 1 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Love perchy. And he has become a cracking player for us, but if it means Anita and bigi will get more game time, then unfortunately for our resident Brazilian, it’s the right move.

    Frees up wages as well, although I tthought we might have got a little more for him. £700k isn’t a lot.

  • 2 sparky55 // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    loads more other players should have been shown the door before perch…he’s the last of the peripherals that should go depending on how the rest of the transfer window pans out.

  • 3 Indian Magpie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    No problem with him going

    Problem with Just 700K

  • 4 Jamiemac // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM


  • 5 bzak12 // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Seriously does anyone think MA is causing all this mayhem just for publicity for his Sports direct brand?
    Its like an series of Monty Python Canterbury Tales.
    We seriously need to get rid of this mother Kinnear.

  • 6 Indian Magpie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Any 1 think this is another nail in Pardew’s coffin?

  • 7 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    After the success of “the man with the ten stone testicles” channel 4 is following up with “the woman with the twenty stone twat”, a documentary about Mike Ashleys mother.

  • 8 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    Indian – I’m with you. Doesn’t seem a lot.

  • 9 wls // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!
    KINNEAR OUT!!!!!!!!!!

  • 10 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    How is JFK, a barely literate man with possible vascular dementia meant to negotiate with top agents and clubs around Europe?

    Ashley just seems to lurch form one crisis to another and all of his own making:-

    1) Needed – A good manager with a good CV and consistent and ever improving track record. We have Pardew with a woefully mediocre, unspectacular and disjointed career to date.

    2) Needed:- A continental technical adviser. Nowhere to be seen.

    3) Needed:- Some modern cutting edge fitness coaches and medical staff:- Not been / being addressed?

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM


    Only a month old that one !!

  • 12 jazzyp // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    I thought we could have pushed the boat out for around the 2mill mark considering what English players are valued at
    his first season was shocking but he has grown in to one of our more consistent performers over the last couple of seasons.imo would put him in front of the likes of gosling-obertan and even jonas

  • 13 Indian Magpie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:19 AM


    You said Dortmund is only 30 Miles from Lyon

    Is PEA in Lyon or back in Gabon?

  • 14 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    It’s ok rotonda I’ve been away. And the documentary aired less than a month ago but ho hum

  • 15 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:20 AM


    I really hope so.

    Now if we can get Jonas, Shola and Obertan to follow suit
    Pardew may be forced in to playing a Dutch international and French playmaker Marv.

  • 16 jazzyp // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    I don’t understand your message lol

  • 17 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM


    Fair enough

  • 18 Jail for Ashley // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Who will be director of football if Pardew walks or gets pushed and Kinnear steps in as manager….Dennis Wise or George Burley.

  • 19 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    @jfa Ray Wilkins

  • 20 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM


    Sadly Pardew will never walk. He’d never get another gig like this. He’s only here because he allegedly owes Llambias money and presumably still does.

  • 21 Jail for Ashley // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    Can Mashley be charged with manslaughter if Kinnear croaks it after another three months of yelling obscenities in the technical area.

  • 22 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    last year of his contract so probably not going to get more than that

  • 23 Ben3arfa // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    Perch had to leave or else the young centre midfielders we got at the club were never going to come through.

    Bigi, Abeid and Conor Newton have it all to play for now .

    I hope that Abeid doesnt end up leaving though

  • 24 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:26 AM


    I like that angle!!

  • 25 Indian Magpie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Rotonda heights

    Van persie was in the last yera of his contract, Manu paid 24 million. 😉

  • 26 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Indian – I’ve no idea where his location was or was going to be. Somebody wrote online that he was only 30odd miles away from there supposedly.

    Like I said, could be purely internet tosh, conspiracy theory, call it what you like.

    Apparently flights to london around 10am.

    I just want to hear some exciting news from the club, rather than kinnear spouting off!

  • 27 Rotonda heights // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM


    probably not right to compare the 2 lol!

  • 28 Ian Toon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    I can’t understand the endless reference to hoofball comments which i guess are essentially about the “right way to play the game.”
    Surely the “right” way to play football is the way that uses the best attributes of the team to the most positive effect. If you have forwards who are quicker than their opposing defenders, then long or direct passing over their heads into space is a good tactic. If you have a strong striker and midfielders who can shoot accurately from distance, then a long pass for the big man to hold up while the shooters take aim makes sense. I am not thinking of the toon but just making a general observation as it appears of more interest than the constant regurgitation of hoofball hoofball which is plain boring.
    Surely we should wait to see what signings are made and what formation(s) we play before condemning our season to the trash can!

  • 29 bzak12 // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:32 AM

    JFK I invented the wheel!!!

  • 30 proudtobageordie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:33 AM


    Goodmorning mate. Sureley the profile of the player would mean any prospective club would put a private jet on for him and not a regular airline?

  • 31 ToonDarnSarf // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Is there a recording of this interview with Kinnear? I can forgive the cock-up with talkSPORT, but this is ridiculous if true. Did he just imagine that he was rehired after we got relegated and he got us promoted back to the PL?

    Either he’s going to continue being a blathering idiot or the press are distorting his words (unlikely – I heard the other one).

    When he’s negotiating with players, does he tell them that he qualified us for the CL last year, Alan Shearer is still playing and the sun is always shining in Newcastle?

  • 32 Laurent Robert 32 // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    That PEA tweet is certainly interesting. Writing the destination unknown bit in English is getting our hopes up.

    Thinking that we will attack all game once he gets here will bring his hopes down.

  • 33 Puppet Pardew's Brainlessness // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Does anyone else think the PEA tweet is just cos that’s the song he happened to be listening to when he tweeted?

  • 34 jazzyp // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    A succession of managers have placed him on the left wing and stared at him, wondering what he’s there for, as if he might do something interesting if they stare long enough. Manager after manager has fallen into the same mesmerised, almost catatonic fascination with the battling and highly passionate workhorse who seems unable to strike a ball cleanly, let alone send it in a coherent direction. These are not great qualities for a winger; someone you hope will beat a man and then belt a cross into the box that is so supreme, all the centre forward need do is get a head on it and it’s in !! .

  • 35 Ian Toon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Surely it depends on what kind of long ball ( hoofball to the clueless) i am told by the aficionado types that Glenn Hoddle played superb long balls. So did Hristo Stoichkov. It was the best pass in David Beckham’s repertoire, and Alonso makes good use out of it too. But the hoof-it-to-safety long ball? The hopeful whacked-up-field-late-in-the-game long ball? Surely they have as much place in the game as two-footed, studs-up tackles.

  • 36 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Proud – morning my friend! Long time no see!!?? Where you been hiding?!

    I would imagine so. Im not expert, but I know I’m France, there are several privately owned airports which charter private flights?! Didn’t know if there was one in barcelona? Would imagine press would be all over the place there, and he wouldnt have got through unnoticed.

  • 37 BoomBoom // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:37 AM

    Ed, it is you that is bringing shame on our club. Every article at the moment seems to be slagging the club off for one thing or another.

    You set the tone for how thousands see the goings on. And it’s rarely good. Your giving other media stories all the time on how badly the clubs is being run.

    Although you might be right that things could and should be different. No amount of winging about it will change anything.

    So support the club, find some positive stories and lets get on and hope we were all wrong. It happened two years ago and we ended up finishing 5th!!!

    Give them a chance now they’re in!!

    That’s all, rant over!!

  • 38 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    PPB – Its all just mind games at the moment! It’s killing me! 🙂

  • 39 proudtobageordie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:43 AM


    Havn’t gone anywhere mate. Been watching all posts and lately it has all been JFK related and relatively boring. Lots of people attacking each other. Its just like being in the school playground again full of bullies lol. Seen lots of posts attacking yourself ref no players arriving last week? Im getting to old to be engaged in keyboard warriors so tend to keep things to myself now

  • 40 toonarmydownsouth // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Top of the list for JFK’s clear out should be JFK

    What an absolute idiot, real shame to see perchinio go one of the hardest working model pro’s we have and a decent all round player, should be that waste of wages gosling

  • 41 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Morning guys…

    Is that “@Aubameyang7” account an actual official one? Someone posted last night a post that had disappeared. I was a little tired at the time, but had seen something mentioned on that account regarding Newcastle, and whilst investigating whether the account was genuine it disappeared. Can’t remember exactly what it said, but it did say something about us.

    Really not on a wind up here, just curious as to whether that is his account?

  • 42 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Oh really?! I’ve not read them, but arent able to get online all the time lately. Water off a ducks back mate! Think I said it was going to be a big week, and it was with our interest and bids being lodged.

    Maybe because PEA hasn’t had his Benton pic taken yet annoyed a few. And of course, that’s my fault! Haha

    No time for keyboard warriors or online bullies either mate!

  • 43 TorqToon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

    Ibiza – Yeah its a genuine account mate.

    I read that post on here as well, but think it was a blogger on the wind up.

    Toon252 or something like that?!

  • 44 jazzyp // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    ya talk crap and you know f@ck all,call yourself an itk.
    just thought i’d get the bullying going.
    only joking mate,IGNORE the bs spouted at your good self and feel free to voice your ifo as much as you see fit

  • 45 proudtobageordie // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM


    Ive never claimed to be an ITK im am far from it just pass on info i get whether its true or not?

  • 46 Ibizatoon // Jul 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Torq….That’s the one. I did see the actual twitter post, but can’t promise it was re-posted 100% accurately, but there was a post from that twitter account mentioning Newcastle that disappeared shortly after.

    Still, not going to get carried away, just thought I’d share what I saw and try and clear toon252s name somewhat….or maybe just dirty my own 🙂

  • 47 Dearka // Jul 2, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    this is very bad moved for newcastlse he is a very good player and good person at heart we should keep him and sale cheick tiote for 20 mil instead

  • 48 richyg01 // Jul 2, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    I think they will be holding out for £1M

    We cant ask much more as he only has a year to run

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